Milwaukee bus driver praised for rescuing infant from freeway overpass

Milwaukee bus driver praised for rescuing infant from freeway overpass

A Wisconsin bus driver is being honored for rescuing a baby found alone on a freeway overpass just before Christmas.

"Irena Ivic did a lot more than her job, she did the right thing".

She was driving her route on the morning of December 22 when she spotted the child, who was barefoot and wearing a onesie and diaper. "I don't take that kind of compassion for granted", said County Executive Abele.

She spotted a baby walking alone on a freeway overpass, barefoot and wearing only a onesie and a diaper in the freezing temperatures.

The video later showed Ms Ivic stopping her bus, running across the street, picking up the crying child and carrying him to the bus.

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A passenger noticed the youngster was shivering so put her jacket around her to keep her warm.

Firefighters, police officers, and transit security officers arrived at the scene a short time later. She has worked for the MCTS for five years.

"[The] baby was so scared, and cried", Ivic, a mother of two, explained during the MCTS award ceremony yesterday, published in full by ABC-affiliated news outlet WISN.

According to authorities, the toddler was discovered to be less than a year old and it's believed the mother, who may have been suffering from mental health issues, may have left the boy outside. Irena said she is just grateful that she was able to help.

The boy Ivic rescued "is the ninth lost or missing child found by MCTS Drivers in recent years", the release states.

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